Far Cry 5 launches on Xbox One and PC

Today, Ubisoft released Far Cry 5 on Xbox One, PC, and other platforms. The game starts at $59.99 and supports Xbox One X. The company claims that it renders at 4K resolution (opens in new tab) on the console.

Far Cry 5 is set in America, a first for the franchise, where it offers players total freedom to navigate a serene-looking yet deeply twisted world as a new junior deputy in Montana. Players will find that their arrival accelerates a years-long silent coup by a fanatical doomsday cult, the "Project at Eden's Gate", igniting a violent takeover of the county. Under siege and cut off from the rest of the world, players must join forces with residents of Hope County and form the Resistance.

Players who purchase Far Cry 5: Gold Edition will gain access to three unique expansions called "Hours of Darkness", "Dead Living Zombies", and "Lost on Mars". Apart from that, players who own the season pass get early access to Far Cry 3: Classic Edition for free on May 29, 2018. The game will be available as a standalone purchase on June 26.

Far Cry 5 also includes Far Cry Arcade, the largest map editor mode for the Far Cry series. In Far Cry Arcade, players can create new missions by utilizing assets from other titles in the franchise, as well as other Ubisoft games like Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Assassin's Creed Unity, and Watch Dogs.

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  • Not that I really care about advertising, but why does EVERY new game that isn't exclusive have a TV spot that ends in Playstation? This comment is relevant because I just saw a FC5 ad last night that guess what, ended with PS. No wonder Xbox is behind, they arent even in the minds of those that fall for TV ads.
  • I completely agree with you. The press release we received saying that Far Cry 5 was out barely mentioned Xbox One or Xbox One X. It didn't even acknowledge that the game was Xbox One X Enhanced. I understand marketing but at this point it's just misinformation.
  • Money talks, Microsoft probably isn't interested in paying extra to get their name front and centre.
  • This. Sony probably paid more. Keep in mind that Sony lives and dies on the success of PlayStation. The Xbox is still a bit of a "hobby" for Microsoft. Microsoft could outright buy Sony and it wouldn't really affect their cash on hand. So, unless Ubisoft wants to put the game in the Windows Store as a play anywhere title, expect Microsoft to play a more passive role.
  • Appointing the head of Xbox to the heads of the company is a "hobby"? Wow. I understand the cause, that doesn't make the situation more bearable.
  • Gaming in total represented ~10% of the company revenue last quarter, and that included the quarter where a new console was released. In fact, Microsoft made almost twice as much money on investment returns than on gaming. It's an expensive hobby, but just a hobby. As I said, Sony is do-or-die when it comes to PlayStation. For a major cross-platform title whose reputation sells itself, Sony is likely to spend more than Microsoft. Especially when you consider Microsoft launched a first-party title the same week. The only exception I can think to this was Tomb Raider but that was because without Microsoft pretty much funding the development, it never gets made. Far Cry 5 was never in that position.
  • Just like how you're doing in each and every article??
    There is a limit to being an hypocrite, Asher Madan.
    By your logic you are misleading readers here...
    Great stuff...
  • They have marketing deal. MS has similar deals with other games like Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • Actually I saw the same exact thing for AC (and only that) , and BF2, and many games before that, and so on and so on. The last only Xbox ad I remember seeing was Madden or at least a football type add for Xbox. I understand its a marketing deal and how it works. I'm just saying they should be putting the name out there even if its just a hobby.
  • I've yet to finish Far Cry 3, lol.
  • I've yet to finish 2 😂 I did finish the first on PC at the time though.
  • I've freed my first village. I like the open world aspect and the graphics are beautiful on my X on my 1080p TV. Walking around the mountains and hills really look like the genuine article. On my surround sound system, the weapons have a lot more depth to their sounds. My issues are the characters still feel like caricatures and there is a little bit too much "winking at the camera" in the game. Yes, I get it. Ubisoft is making fun of the very tropes they created. That doesn't make it any less immersion breaking. Most of the game is about exploring the beautiful environment rather than doing x-objectives and I think the less the game talks to you, the better.